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Tex’s Oscar Picks (Updated: 5/5 for Major Categories)

Best Picture: Hurt Locker Director: Kathryn Bigelow (The Hurt Locker) Actor: Jeff Bridges (Crazy Heart) Actress: Sandra Bullock (The Blind Side) Supporting Actor: Christoph Waltz (Inglourious Basterds) Supporting Actress: Mo’Nique (Precious) Original Screenplay: Quentin Tarantino (Inglourious Basterds)

“Sherlock Holmes” – Doyle WOULD be Proud

Sherlock Holmes hails as the most portrayed movie character of all time with 75 actors providing their unique spin to Doyle’s legendary character in over 200 films. Having grown up reading some of the Holmesian “canon”, I always found Basil Rathbone’s, who always portrayed a great antagonist too, portrayal very “true” to the literary characterization […]

Dancing with Delay

In response to what I had taken as the funniest joke I had heard all day, I almost veered off the road into the nearby creek (aka pulling a Kennedy minus a blonde) after realizing that Tom Delay will actually be a contestant on Dancing with the Stars. And so, the former House majority leader […]

The Ugly Truth

When I noticed today that The Ugly Truth had beaten out G.I. Joe for UK’s top box office spot (looks like the Global Joe bet didn’t pay off – see prior review), I decided to give Robert Luketic’s pseudo chick-flick (or is it?) a try. Katherine Heigl, whose claim-to-fame is Apatow’s Knocked Up, plays an […]

G.I. Joe – The Rise of Cobra

When I first heard that G.I. Joe was going to be made into a live-action film, a shot of childhood nostalgia encompassed my entire being as I drifted off pondering the Hollywood incarnations of laughing gas balloons, a WWF-inspired Sergeant Savage, a traumatically deranged and emotionally disturbed Cobra Commander, and kick-ass, flag-waving “real American heroes”. […]